During the 1990s and early 2000s, Savident played the role of Fred Elliott in the popular British soap opera Coronation Street. His other screen credits include roles in the films A Clockwork Orange and Yes, Minister.
Before beginning his acting career, he worked as a police officer.
In 2009, he performed in a touring production of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore.
He was born in Great Britain's Channel Islands. He and his wife Rona later became parents to two children.
He and Simon Gregson were both series regulars on Coronation Street.